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Band

Music Notes

Music is an important subject in the development of your child’s thinking as well as fine tuning their fine motor skills. At Trinity, we believe it is important to offer music classes that will build upon each other as a child progresses from one grade to another.

All-State Requirements will be posted below for 2017 soon! If you need copies of the exercises please contact Mr. Cornelius. All-State podcasts will become available on the University of South Alabama website (www.southalabama.edu/music) and will also be available after school begins.

 

ALL-STATE REQUIREMENTS

2017 Mid Sch All-St Requirements-Rt Col

2017 Sr High All-St Requirements-Lt Col

 2017 All-State Etude Podcasts-Recordings for assistance in a successful audition Coming Soon!

 

TRILL CHARTS

Flute Trill Chart

Saxophone – 1st octave

Saxophone – 2nd octave

Saxophone – altissimo notes

Clarinet – Trill Chart

Brass Trainer

Director:  Mr. Larry Cornelius

5th – 6th Grade Band Assistant: Mr. Mike Stough

The Trinity Christian School Band program is comprised of four different groups which build on each other:

Beginner Band

Beginner Band consists of 5th graders who have no prior experience playing a band instrument. Students will find the skills taught in K5 – 4th Grade music classes very helpful in the transition to learning how to play a band instrument. Families are responsible for supplying the2016 Spring Concert - BEGINNERir own instruments. The school has a few instruments available for rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Beginner band fees include a $75 Band Book Fee used to purchase music and an additional $20 per month in tuition begining in June. The beginner band will perform in the school concerts. At the end of their first year in Beginner Band, students will be able to play 5 one octave scales and arpeggios from memory and have success in sight reading simple exercises and songs on their instrument.

Intermediate Band

2016 Spring Concert - INTERMEDIATEIntermediate Band is comprised of 6th graders who have had one year of experience playing a band instrument. Band fees include a $75 Band Book Fee used to purchase music and an additional $20 per month in tuition. Intermediate Band students are encouraged to participate in the University of Alabama Honor Band in Birmingham (UAB) in the fall. They are also encouraged to try out for Alabama All-State Middle School Band. Sixth grade Trinity students have been very successful at both of these events. The Intermediate Band performs at the school concerts.

Advanced Band

ADV Band Spring 2016 (2)

Advanced Band consists of 7th – 12th grade students. Band fees include a $75 Band Book Fee used to purchase music and an additional $20 per month in tuition. Advanced Band students are encouraged to participate in the University of Alabama Honor Band in Birmingham (UAB) or Troy Honor Band in the fall. They are also encouraged to try out for Alabama All-State Middle School and High School Bands. Many students from Trinity are accepted into the All-State Band and in addition, Trinity always has several students selected for the District VI Honor Bands. The Advanced Band has performed at the High Notes Festival, Atlanta, GA; OrlandoFest, Orlando, FL and Festival Disney, Orlando, FL; Music in the Parks Festival, Williamsburg, VA where they were adjudicated and awarded superior ratings. The Advanced Band performs at the school concerts as well as other events throughout the community.

If you would like this group to perform at a function, please contact director Mr. Larry Cornelius at lcornelius@tcsopelika.org.

Jazz Band

2016 Spring Concert - JAZZJazz Band consists of 7th – 12th grade students. To be a member of the Jazz Band coinsiding membership is required in Advanced Band. The Jazz Band has performed at High Notes Festival, Atlanta, GA; OrlandoFest, Orlando, FL and Festival Disney, Orlando, FL where they were adjudicated and awarded superior ratings. The Jazz Band has performed as the program at the Opelika Rotary Club the past few years. The Jazz Band performs at the school concerts as well as other events throughout the community.

If you would like this group to perform at a function, please contact director Mr. Larry Cornelius at lcornelius@tcsopelika.org.

 

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